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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
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Virginia Department of Health
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State Board of Health
chapter
Regulations for Licensure of Abortion Facilities [12 VAC 5 ‑ 412]
Action Regulations for Licensure of Abortion Facilities
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ends 3/29/2013
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1/29/13  9:34 am
Commenter: Kathleen Ragan

TRAP laws
 

I live in Virginia and I am the mother of two daughters. 

I am furious that so many women's health centers will probably be shut down under the TRAP laws.  These laws place extreme requirements for clinic buildings that are unrelated to the services health centers provide and have no proven medical benefit and worst -- they will reduce or eliminate patient access to health care!

I do not understand why this war against women is being waged by Republicans, but I urge you as a Virginia government entity which exists to help all Virginians, I urge you to change the regulations and base them purely on medicine and science and make sure they don't shut down women's access to essential health care. 

We women need this essential health care, why would you deny us life-saving health care?  Please change the TRAP laws so they are based on science and respect for women.